Rivers Casino’s Pittsburgh Poker Open is Aug. 8

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Rivers Casino in Western Pennsylvania will host its Pittsburgh Poker Open on Aug. 8-19. The $100K guarantee tournament series is getting a lot of buzz in the area as players are preparing to play multiple events. There will be 29 events on the schedule, including a $1,100 buy-in main event with a $60K guarantee. There will be satellites on Aug. 16 for this event. Here’s a look at the schedule, and all events are no-limit hold’em except where noted:

Aug. 8, noon, $125; 7 p.m., $125
Aug. 9, noon, $240; 7 p.m. (PLO), $175
Aug. 10, noon, $550; 7 p.m. (bounty), $200
Aug. 11, noon, $240; 7 p.m., $125
Aug. 12, noon, $125; 7 p.m., $125
Aug. 13, 10 a.m., $125 (seniors); noon, $240, 7 p.m., $125
Aug. 14, noon, $125; 7 p.m. (6-max), $125
Aug. 15, noon, $125; 7 p.m. (PLO), $290
Aug. 16*, noon, $240; 7 p.m., $125
Aug. 17, noon, $1,100 main event; 7 p.m., $240
Aug. 18, noon, $125; 7 p.m., $125
Aug. 19, noon, $125; 7 p.m., $125
* There are four $100 main-event re-entry satellites at 9 a.m. 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

NEW MANAGERS: Rivers Casino has named Jim Tinney as its new poker room manager. Also, the Meadows has made a change, too, as Jim Farone has taken the reigns for its poker room. Be sure to read future issues of Ante Up for profiles on these two managers.

PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS: The Erie, Pa., poker room’s bad-beat jackpot was $147K at press time.

— Email at Mike Owens at anteupowens@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @Holdemag and check out his blog at CheckRaze.com.